Senior Counsel, Legislative Affairs
|Organization:||Cablevision Systems Corp.|
|Salary:||$150000 to $160000|
|Location:||Bethpage, New York|
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading telecommunications, media and entertainment companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings to 3 million+ subscribers throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving 300K+ homes in four Western states. Cablevision's local media & entertainment properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity, Clearview Cinemas and Newsday Media Group. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com.
Senior Counsel, Legislative Affairs (hereinafter "the Counsel") will assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of positions and strategies on state, local and federal legislative and policy issues that substantially affect Cablevision's businesses. The Counsel will also assist in advising on business projects and opportunities. The Counsel will be responsible for developing relevant expertise on a range of issues relating to Cablevision's business, including its core telecommunications, broadband and video services, as well as ancillary issues affected by legislative initiatives, such as labor and tax issues. Counsel will be responsible for identifying and tracking the political and substantive changes in all relevant legislation, working to address key substantive issues, coordinating and articulating in written and oral work the company's positions on various matters in a form effective to result in success in the legislative forum.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1) Track all relevant state and federal legislation that affects Cablevision.
2) Develop options and recommend positions and strategies on policy issues by:
*Researching law on relevant policy and legislative issues and analyzing positions of other companies and trade associations involved in our and related businesses.
*Organizing appropriate meetings with business units and others within Corporate Government Affairs to determine issues of importance to the company's business interests.
*Assisting in developing, presenting, and implementing medium-range and long-range plans with the support and approval of senior management.
*Assisting in the development and articulation of key policy positions to aid legislative advocacy.
3) Draft and present appropriate documentation that implements the company's decision making.
4) Assist in the management of the company's involvement in proceedings before the legislatures and other public entities.
5) Represent Corporate Government Affairs on legislative and industry matters by providing legal advice and support including:
*Coordinating the development of industry and company policy positions based on practical, factual and legal analysis.
*Drafting legislative language, and clarifying the company's position on legislative issues as they change throughout the legislative session.
*Assisting in the management of political advisors and consultants to ensure continued support for key priorities throughout the legislative session and off-season.
|Qualifications:||*10 years of professional background in government, with at least 5 years of legal experience on federal, state or local legislative policy issues.
*Knowledge of telecommunications, broadband and related policy issues preferred in addition to awareness of federal, state, and local business issues.
*Background in bill drafting and review.
*Experience in preparing and presenting legal issues to high-level officials.
*Ability to write legal pleadings on complex policy issues.
*Ability to effectively communicate the positions of the company in writing, including the drafting of letters and legal memoranda.
*Ability to analyze and explain third party positions.
*Ability to present and visually display issues and advocacy in various forms, including power point.
*Ability to immerse and develop reasonable expertise on new matters in short period of time.
*Organization and ability to work well with others.
*Leadership to complete projects in a timely and efficient manner.
*Ability to coordinate complex projects.
*Energy and commitment.
*Flexibility to react well to a changing environment.
|How to Apply:||Email Here: email@example.com|
|Deadline:||No deadline specified.|